MINUTES OF COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING
9th December 2008 at 7.00 pm, Dumyat Centre Library
In the chair
Councillor Janice Paterson
Susie Evans, Menstrie Brownies
1. Approval of Minutes of 11th November 2008
Approved: Linda Matheson
Seconded: Ann Roberts
2. Matters Arising from Minutes
The rubbish on the path to the hills appears to have been mostly cleared. The wardens have been up the hill and have carried out a clean-up.
Road markings by school
The Council are awaiting signing of the contract with the line marking company.
The Council have this in hand and will investigate the matter.
The Council have agreed to look at the problem and if necessary have additional signage erected.
3. Tree Planting by Rainbows and Brownies
Susie Evans, Menstrie Brown Owl, outlined the Woodland Trust Challenge project that she plans to undertake with the Rainbows and Brownies to plant trees or hedges. It was agreed that the Community Council would be happy to be a partner in this project and Susie will get back to us with more information.
4. Treasurer's Report
In the absence of the Treasurer there was no report.
5. Community Policeman's Report
It was reported that there were only 19 calls for the whole of Menstrie for the last month with only 3 undetected crimes.
6. Councillor Paterson's Report
It was reported that the Windmill shop now has new owners.
Grit Bins at Burnside Road and Craighorn.
ACTION - JP
No dogs allowed
A "No dogs allowed" sign should be erected at the school playground.
LS will contact Eric Ferguson regarding this.
ACTION - LS
Entrance to Public Park
Run-in to the park at Forthvale.
ACTION - JP, CC
Dog bins at Hazel Avenue
This cannot happen as the Council do not control this area.
All correspondence was read and actioned as necessary.
8. Dumyat Extension
Work has not yet started.
ACTION - JP
9. Public Art
This has now been erected. It was agreed that a leaflet should be produced by the Community Council to explain the background to the art.
ACTION - AR, DH
10. Community Woodland
The Brownies can apply for funding to get trees for planting, possibly birch, rowan and cherry but they will liaise with Tom Mack before making a decision. There are also other possibilities for funding which can be investigated.
11. Christmas Tree and Carol Singing
It was agreed that unless there is more community involvement in the erection of the Christmas Tree next year, then there will not be a tree. It should not be the sole responsibility of a few members of the Community Council to carry out this community project. Thanks must go Tom Mack for transporting the tree.
- For the carol singing WH will liaise regarding books, keyboard and musicians.
- Linda is willing to provide a gazebo.
- Les will source 120 selection packs.
- Les will provide a donations bucket and Linda will do labels.
12. Fete Week and Gala 2009
The date for the Gala has been set at 13th June 2009.
Ann Roberts is liaising with everybody.
CC will get a blank plan of the park for the layout of stalls etc.
A Bingo Tea will be organised for the third Wednesday in March.
Dates for the Gala Meetings are as follows:
- 20th January
- 17th February
- 17th March
- 21st April
- 5th May
- 19th May
13. Any Other Business
Core Path Network
The plan outlining the Core Path Network for Menstrie was discussed and we were in agreement with the Council's alteration to the plan.
[ Proposed Core Path Network for Menstrie dated 21 July 2008, prepared by Clackmannanshire Council. The alteration would remove the path along the A91 west of Menstrie to the county boundary - Ed.]
It was agreed, at the request of Linda, that Menstrie Matters would appear on the monthly Agenda.
14. Date and Time of Next Meeting
Tuesday 13th January 2009 at 7.00 pm.